Theresa (Bork) Goldstrand was raised in California’s upper Mojave Desert on the eastern side of the Sierra Nevadas.
She is a classic synesthete who has experienced the Grapheme-Color Synesthesia phenomenon since childhood. She pursued her interest in art and English throughout school. Her first novel, Love in Motion, won first place in a contest by Colorado Romance Writers, an affiliate of Romance Writers of America. Three contemporary romance novels were later published by Avalon Books, New York, NY. "I write what I have lived and emulate the heroines that I write about," says Goldstrand. "I believe we create our own magic and can make our dreams come true."
Goldstrand and her husband divide their time between California and Colorado, the state she now considers home.
In addition to novels, Goldstrand has produced hundreds of stories, interviews, short stories, and a feature length screenplay. She is a freelance journalist and photographer who likes to tell others' stories. Her current projects include a feature film script, and a non-fiction self-help book. In addition to her own work, she also markets the creative work of other artists on her virtual website www.goldstrandgallery.com.
Color Speak! is a guide book for those who would like to use the blended sense of Grapheme-Color Synesthesia to enhance their communication skills and connections with others. It is the first book of its kind, written by a synesthete in an easy-to-read primer format. It is designed to help the non-synesthete tap into the blended sense of Grapheme-Color Synesthesia.
The benefits of appealing to the senses (sight, sound, smell, taste, and touch) to achieve a successful outcome is not new. Color conveys information on a very basic visual level – even without words. Using colors to to communicate and connect with others (based on a synesthetic guide) can be very powerful.
This is the first time a synesthete has created a guidebook to help those who wish to employ the blended sense of color to the alphabet, numbers, letters, and names in an effort to effectively connect with others on a different level.This book is for those of you who would like to utilize this interesting, albeit unconventional, way of communicating.
The Color Speak! guide contains female names, male names, baby names, corporate branding, marketing ideas and so much more. Gain the insight and perspective as seen through the eyes of a synesthete.
USING SYNESTHESIA TO IMPROVE YOUR LIFE
by Theresa Goldstrand, Illustrations by Julianne DiBlasi-Black
ISBN-13: 978-1542879453 | ISBN-10: 1542879450
Grapheme Synesthesia is a form of sensory communication using the sense of sight, instead of smell, or sound.
If you could unleash another subliminal way to communicate / connect with others, wouldn’t you want to tap into that skill?
Do you perceive colors when you see or hear a particular word, name, or number?
Do you associate names, or words, or letters, or numbers with a particular color?
If so, you may be experiencing Grapheme-Color Synesthesia.
Grapheme-Color Synesthesia is considered by experts to be the most common form of synesthesia.
It is the phenomenon of seeing letters and numerals as particular colors.
Individual letters of the alphabet and numbers (collectively referred to as graphemes) appear "shaded" or "tinged" with a color.